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Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

"The County Mayo" poem


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F42

Creator: Colum, Padraic, 1881-1972.

Title: "The County Mayo" poem

Inclusive Dates: undated

Extent: 1 item (1 p.)

Abstract: Poem titled "The County Mayo" translated from the Irish by Irish poet Padraic Colum.

Language: Materials entirely in English.


MSS 099, F42, Padraic Colum, "The County Mayo" poem, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Shelved in SPEC MSS 099


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Purchase, 1986.


Processed and encoded by Debra Johnson, February 2007.

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Biographical Note

Irish writer Padraic Colum (1881–1972) published over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, nonfiction, children's literature, and folklore during his lifetime. Colum developed close relationships with other members of the Irish Literary Renaissance, including W. B. Yeats, Lady Gregory, George Russell [AE], James Stephens, and James Joyce. Colum was an original signer of the charter for the Abbey Theatre and wrote several of the Abbey Theatre's earliest plays, but he is primarily remembered for his poetry.


"Colum, Padraic, 1881–1972." Literature Online. (accessed February 6, 2007).

Scope and Content Note

This is a handwritten translation of the poem "The County Mayo" from Irish to English. The title reads, "The County Mayo translated from the Irish of Rafftery [Rafferty]." It is inscribed "for Marshall Bean / wishing him hopeful days."

Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Irish poetry--Translations into English.
Geographic Names
Ireland--Mayo (County)
Form/Genre Terms

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.

MSS 147 Padraic Colum papers

Detailed Contents List

"The County Mayo" poem translated by Padraic Colum, undated   [Box 3 F42]

Autograph manuscript, 1 p.